Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Cotler says Raoul Wallenberg’s incredible heroism has universal lessons for us all

“Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Day Demonstrates How One Person With the Courage to Care and Commitment to Act Can Confront Evil and Transform History” Montréal...

Liberal Statement on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the Canadian government’s listing of the Qods Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard...

Cotler: Listing of Quds a welcome step, but government lacks a comprehensive strategy

“Government has yet to list the IRGC as a whole, hold Iran accountable for its state-sanctioned incitement to genocide, or sanction the major human...

The Minister of Public Safety announces changes to Criminal Code list of terrorist entities

Ottawa, December 20, 2012 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, today announced that the Government of Canada has made changes...

Canada Again Leads UN Condemnation of Iran

December 20, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Canada-led resolution...

Cotler Keynotes Concluding Ceremony of Wallenberg Centenary Year in Swedish Parliament

Stockholm – Irwin Cotler, Canadian Member of Parliament and former Minister of Justice of Canada – delivering the concluding address on ” Raoul Wallenberg...

Holiday Statement by Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

Mr. Speaker, I share the sentiments of my colleague from the Bloc Québécois. I would just like to say: Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Let...

Mr. Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre, CPC) Statement on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Mr. Speaker, following question period today, you will have the honour of presenting 25 outstanding Canadians with Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. These 25...

Liberal Line: Conservative Sanctions against Iran are Inadequate

OTTAWA– Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Dominic Leblanc made the following statement today on the Conservative government’s announcement of additional sanctions against the Iranian regime:...

Baird Expands Sanctions Against Iran

December 11, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Despite intensive efforts by the international community to engage Iran...

House of Commons Oral Questions by Mr. Deepak Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

“Mr. Speaker, today our government announced new sanctions against the Iranian regime, including the listing of an additional 98 entities, ratcheting up the pressure...

House of Commons Oral Question by Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC)

“Mr. Speaker, despite efforts by the international community to engage Iran on its nuclear program, the regime continues its refusal to comply with international...